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sex marriage in what could result in a landmark civil rights ruling. the justices will exam the u.s. appeals decision in february that found proposition 8 unconstitutional. today, san francisco's city attorney says a shift in public opinion about same sex marriage since proáp prop 8 passed a few years ago. >> i could think of no other case to take up if it is going to take up a case, is this case. coming at a particularly optune time. >> reporter: the supreme court agreed to look at a new york case that found the federal defense marriage act denies legally married same sex couples the benefits. our coverage continues with patty lee live in san francisco with reaction from two key players and one couple that remains in limbo, patty? >> reporter: today's announcement caught a lot of people from off guard, same sex couples hoping to wed to pioneers briefly legalized it in the city. >> reporter: tom picked out items for his wedding to his lifelong partner but they have not set a date. they are waiting for the supreme court to make a decision on gay marriage that will effect them an
to order the dispensary to stop greg and selling marijuana in her building. >>> the u.s. supreme court has once again delayed a decision on proposition 8, the state's controversial voter approved ban on same sex marriage. we could find out as soon as friday. if the supreme court chooses not to review the channel we could find out next monday. justices are asked to review the supreme court decision. if the court declines, gay and lesbian couples will have the right to marry. >>> saving $800 billion in tax reform and 900 billion in mandatory cuts. it does not increase tax rates on upper income americans which the white house insist must be included in any deal. >>> on wall street stocks opened higher but eventually lost ground. dow fell 59 points. the nasdaq dropped 8 points. >>> new figures show new car sales are up around the bay area and nationwide. the biggest spike is up with volkswagon up 35% and toyota up 17%. chrysler had the most robust sells, up 14%. an economist we spoke to said new car sales are an indicator of an economic recovery. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. i
. no action is expected until after christmasful. >> some positive economic news as u.s. home sales jumped to the highest levels in three days. the national association of realtors says the number of homes sold rose over 5 million last month. that's an increase of 14.5% from a year ago. low mortgage raising and rising employment. 5.5million indicates a healthy housing market. >> a late rally left -- the dow gained 59 points thanks in part to new numbers indicating stronger growth last quarter. nasdaq rose 6 points. numbers from the labor department today show requests for jobless benefits rose 361,000 americans applied for unemployment. the increase reverses four straight weeksover decline. >> >> customers will see the rates rise the next go two years as they upgrade natural gas lines following the pipeline explosion. the california public utility commission approved the plan this morning. the average bill will go up 8 $0.08 a month next year and $11.36 a month the year after that. it is less than the utility asked for. critics say pg&e will still make money. >> pg&e will profit, make mone
book -- facebook bought it last year. >>> it is now the law in russia, u.s. families are no longer allowed to adopt russian children. the law was signed into law today. it is in retaliation of u.s. law for human right abusers there. a crushing blow for would-be parents here. a hopeful mom spoke about the 3- year-old she is waiting for. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. so i want to be reunited with her. and i want to bring her home. >> adoption agencies are protesting the ban in hopes adoptions in progress may go forward. >> reporter: come january 1st, new state law expected to make it easier for women to use sperm donors to get pregnant. it was crafted with single women and same sex couples in mind. it will allow them to wave strict federal testing restrictions when receiving sperm from a known donor. critics argued that the current rules discriminate against woman who do not have intimate male partners. >>> a bay area lawmaker is trying to stop drunk drivers from repeating their mistakes. a tougher law introduced had this afternoon would require ignition locks. >> one
. >> his next hear set for february 6th. >>> and antivirus software john mcfee is now in the u.s. he aroad in miami about three hours ago. he was released from detention today and escorted by great mall listen immigration officials. he was detained after entering the country illegally. he's wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor. >>> a federal judge approved plan to oversee the embattled police department. we reported last week. that they agreed to the terms of plan. claim the officers a. -- brought authority including the power to miss the police chief. raided a pot growing operation one the operate say is for medicinal marijuana. the raid took place. officers confiscated hundreds of marijuana plants along where w growing equipment. two people were arrested but the operate told tkvu was growing it for medical use. police say he did not have the necessary permits. >>> video recently posted on facebook has left a veteran san francisco police officer in hot water tonight. it shows someone driving at high speeds through san francisco ice broad ray tunnel and yes, sir now flying j
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the deputy assistant and an unamed official stepped down, they came less than one day after a scathing report blaming management for a lack of security at the u.s. embassy. >>> the army will be seeking the death penalty against a soldier accused of killing 16 afghan villages during a deadly rampage. dr.vail faces premeditated murder. prosecutor says that bail slipped out of his base at dawn and attacked two villages, nine children were killed. no date is set. >>> president obama has been named time magazine's 2012 person of the year today. the second time in just four years. the editor of time sided what he called the obama effect. changes include health insurance and gay service members receiving openly, ma lalla, the team pakistanian advocate was named and shot by the taliban. >>> mark zuckerberg has announced his largest gift, donating 18 million shares of facebook stock to the silicon valley community. worth a half billion dollars, the foundation works on health education projects and zuckerberg's second donation since joining the giving group founded
on this federal parkland so they're taking the u.s. government to court. >> this is washington dc who ignored the will of the people around the bay area. >> kevin got a call from u.s. interior secretary ken salazar last week. the secretary had toured the farm but decided to let the 40-year lease expire on november 30th. the national park service bought the land in 1972. salazar now wants to move ahead with plans kongs laid out then to potentially make it a marine wilderness area, the only one on the west coast outside alaska. >> there are environmental consequences. no doubt if a boat goes across the bay, but there are also environmental attributes given by the shellfish. >> lenny filed a lawsuit yesterday asking the u.s. district court of northern california to set aside and hold unlawful secretary salazar's november decision. the lawsuit also requests the park service grant them a ten-year special use permit. >> we have eight or ten million oysters out there at different stages of dwropment. if we have to shut our doors in 90 days, all that food has to be destroyed. >> the drakes bay oyster
to scale back consumer operation in other country. not sure how many jobs cut in the u.s. >>> and the annual tree lighting ceremony. >>> the tree lying with a help of ten-year-old boy who has autism. the tree is a 50-footal white fir. it's decorated with onments made by disabled children and adults. >>> and more one wanted pets are coming in and fewer being adopted but a new incentive at some south bay shelter may convince some feel take a >>> we're following developing news concerning antivirus software founder john mcafe. he air pennsylvania period with his lawyers in guatamala city yesterday. he says he's been unjustly acruised of murdering his neighbor there. >>> here in the bay area drivers will to deal with lots of rain. tomorrow there's another issue but not as wellwet. >> that's right. whenever you get the rainfall up the moisture on the ground and if it gets cold enough you get fog. that'll be the concern tomorrow and friday. right now a still a few linger showers. on the maps right to on live storm tracker 2. first we'll show you the rainfall totals and i'll she
it one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. tragedy in a small connecticut community. >> evil visited this community today. >> reporter: the police say a shooter struck sandy hook elementary school in newtown friday morning. >> we never seen anything like this. it is heart wrenching for us as it is for the families. >> reporter: the suspect has been identified as 20-year-old adam lanza. he was killed by his own hand. his mother was a teacher at the school. she was killed at a second location. a parent instead of the school at the time believed 100 rounds had been fired. the first 911 call came in at 9:30 a.m. the police put in an active shooter search. >> this were police with rifles and handguns. they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school. >> the families have been notified. the preliminary identifications. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: at a vigil, connecticut's governor searched for answers to difficult questions. >> understand that a test is just that. that which we ri
. price reports show average home prices in the 20 largest u.s. marketing were up 40%. they are up even more jumping 8.9%. experts say higher prices are an indicator of economic recover. >>> the president on congress only have a few kays left to avoid the fiscal cliff. the stakes are high but there's still ou mitch. >> the capitol is as dreary as the washington weather. negotiation ors and the president are back to work. >> at the very least, let's agree on what we already agree on. an olive branch to the gop including the bay area's google and apple now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. they are among the world's highest. avoid $2 billion in taxs last year. >> corporations are a little little --ed because they're not sure the extent to which they would be eliminated. >> he is optimistic about a deal. what seems ncdly likely according to congressional staffers i talked with today is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff. that would allow hard lying republicans to have lower taxes. >> to apiece voters. great. >> so called it low form of chay in an begans. >> i think it
to work at the u.s. open as a tennis referee. her head died in los angeles in april. first, they believe he had fallen but letter the police say they suspect ised his wife, of 50 years, had killed him. she said she was innocent and passed a lie detector test. >>> members of a missouri family are hoping to stay grounded after a life-changing event. winning half of the $588 million powerball jackpot. >> other than a few trips here and there and college funds. my husband is keeping the same old pick up truck. he did ask for a red camaro. >> maybe he will get it. >> they will take home a lump sum payment of $136 million. they will set up funds for their four children, give to charity and enjoy a pretty good christmas. now, the other winning ticket was sold outside of phoenix. there is speculation a guy in maryland could be the winner. that man in the yellow neon suit. he checks the ticket with the clerk and he pumps it with excitement. the customer says the mystery man asked him to double-check the ticket as well. >> he says is this the right numbers. yeah. those are the numbers, man, you g
. it should make it easier for travelers to make connections in the u.s. to the uk. delta used to have three flights a day to new york and now with virgin it's going to have nine. >>> the bay area dungeness crab season is suddenly back in business some two weeks after a price stalemate brought boats to a standstill. as rob ross reports crab fishermen now scrambling to get their boats back in the water by morning. >> crab fishermen are getting ready, many are loading squid under their boats today to use as crab bait. some tells us they expect to head out after midnight. >> i'm happy that we're going out to make some money finally. >> crab fishermen in san francisco, half-moon bay and bodega bay stopped fishing last week when whole sailers said they were dropping the price the 2.50 to #237b9 75 a pound but today the wholesalers agreed to the $3 price and crab fishing is back on. >> it was all about the price. we can't fish for less than $3 a pound on this crab, and they got enough orders to put us back to work so we're going to go back to work. >> some wholesalers say after thanksgiving, deman
allow today stay in the u.s. through deferred action but her parents have received a deportation order for december 30th. she and her parents came from indonesia on tourist visas when she was 11 years old and she has no one but her parents here. >> hopefully we can support each other here because it's only the three of us in the faement. >> today the group called on governor jerry brown to sign the trust act. the bill state that is law enforcement officers do not have to comply with federal ice request to detain undocumented immigrants who have not been convicted of a serious or violent felony. since 2009, an estimated 85,000 undocumented immigrants have been de ported from california and seven out of ten of those had no convictions or had been accused of only minor offenses such as traffic tickets. >> it's about a humane immigration policy that says we know that families are important, and it's part of the family is allowed to stay, the entire family should be allowed to stay. >> appealed the deportation order with us and they are waiting a reply. live in san francisco, janet, ktvu ch
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